Ohio State vs Illinois: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 6, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 6, 2021

The No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes (18-7) are 2-point favorites as they look to turn around a three-game losing streak when they host the No. 4 Illinois Fighting Illini (19-6) on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Value City Arena. The matchup airs at 4:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of 151.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 6, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ohio State Betting Information

  • The Buckeyes have compiled a 12-11 record against the spread this season.
  • The Buckeyes are an even 8-8 against the spread this season when they are at least a 2-point favorite.
  • The Buckeyes and their opponents have gone over the set over/under in 11 of 23 games this season (47.8%).
  • In their last game, the Buckeyes got a team-high 15 points from E.J Liddell in a 73-57 loss to Iowa on Sunday. They were favored by 2.5 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 130 points to fall short of the 157 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Ohio State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
E.J. Liddell 23 15.9 6.7 1.3 0.7 1.1 0.8
Duane Washington Jr. 25 15.3 2.8 2.8 0.5 0.0 2.7
Justice Sueing 25 10.3 5.4 1.7 1.0 0.2 0.7
CJ Walker 21 9.2 2.6 4.2 0.8 0.1 0.5
Kyle Young 24 8.4 5.6 1.3 0.4 0.5 0.4

Illinois Betting Information

  • Illinois has outpaced the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 15-8-1.
  • As at least a 2-point underdog, the Fighting Illini often outperform with a 12-7-1 record against the spread.
  • 14 of the Fighting Illini 24 games (58.3%) this season have been over the over/under.
  • In the Fighting Illini most recent game on Tuesday, Trent Frazier scored a team-high 22 points on the way to a 76-53 win against Michigan. They covered the spread as 9.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 129 points to go under the 145 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Illinois Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ayo Dosunmu 22 21.0 6.3 5.3 1.1 0.3 1.3
Kofi Cockburn 25 17.5 9.8 0.1 0.2 1.3 0.0
Trent Frazier 25 10.9 3.0 2.6 1.4 0.0 2.0
Adam Miller 25 8.4 2.7 0.7 0.6 0.0 1.8
Andre Curbelo 25 8.4 3.8 4.1 0.9 0.1 0.2

Total Facts

  • Ohio State and its opponents have gone over Saturday’s 151 total in eight out of 25 games (32%) this season.
  • In 13 out of Illinois’ 25 games this season (52%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the point total in Saturday’s matchup.
  • The total for the game of 151 is 7.2 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Buckeyes (77.2 points per game) and the Fighting Illini (81 points per game).
  • This game’s point total is 12.7 fewer points than the 138.3 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Buckeyes games is 147 points, four fewer than the over/under of 151 points for this contest.
  • Fighting Illini games have an over/under of 149.5 points this season, 1.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/16/2021 Illinois Illinois -7.5 145.5 -329 +261 Regular Season 87-81 OHIOST
3/5/2020 Ohio State Ohio State -5.5 132 -243 +193 Regular Season 71-63 OHIOST
2/14/2019 N/A Ohio State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 63-56 ILL
12/5/2018 N/A Neutral Court N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 77-67 OHIOST

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